Sep 13, 2021

Epic appeals against Apple App Store ruling

Epic has launched an appeal against last week's ruling in its case against Apple's App Store policies. On Friday, the court issued a permanent injunction stopping Apple preventing app developers from directing users to payment methods outside the App Store - seen by many as a loss for Apple. Apple has characterised the ruling as a clear win, saying it is about communication between app developers and users. The injunction allowing developers to link to their own purchasing mechanisms - the only part of the ruling to have gone against Apple - may mean fewer customers use Apple's in-app payment systems, which take a 30% cut. The court has given Apple a 90-day grace period before the ruling takes effect.

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